UPDATE: A MENTALLY-ill man stands accused of beheading his father in a gruesome end to a family dinner in Sydney.
Sydney police have alleged Toufic Zahab, 69, was attacked with a brick and knife when he stepped in to protect his wife from being assaulted by their son early Thursday.
According to the Herald, the couple's 42-year-old son Khoder Zahab was barred from the Bankstown home but when he insisted to stay for dinner, his parents gave in.
Describing the scene as "quite disturbing", Detective Chief Inspector Glen Fitzgerald told reporters it had been a difficult morning for the family and the officers and paramedics called to the home.
He said the home would be in "lock-down" for some time and officers who attended would be offered counselling.
Man arrested after elderly man's body found
AN ELDERLY man's mutilated body has been discovered at the scene of a domestic dispute in Sydney on Thursday.
Another man was arrested at the Bankstown home.
Homicide detectives have declared a crime scene and the street has been closed off.
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